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after a snowy start to the morning we'll stay mostly cloudy tonight with temperatures holding steady in the lower 20s. clouds will continue to decrease throughout the day on monday and temperatures will bump up into the upper 30s which will help start the melting process. because we will still see below freezing temperatures during the overnight hours, slick spots will continue to be possible especially in parking lots and sidewalks due to the refreeze of melted snow.
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wild head coach john torchetti is leaving iowa. torch has been promoted to coach the minnesota wild on an interim basis. torchetti was hired by iowa in november of 2014. he's been an interim coach twice in his career but never a full-time nhl coach. he's got another shot to prove himself and he'll be coaching some familiar faces. so with torchetti off to minnesota that leaves an opening with iowa. and the local wild dont have to look very far., david cunniff is promoted
the 44 year old cunniff joined the wild at the start of this season as an associate coach. this is cunniff's first head coaching opportunity, after 13 years as an assistant. the iowa wild are just 15-35 overall...26 games left in the season. senior day at hilton coliseum...iowa state wrestling taking on west virginia. 133. one of those seniors, 8th ranked earl hall, late takedown for a 10-5 decision. 165. the pride of huxley, tanner weatherman goes out in style. gets connor flynn on his back, good night. iowa state wins the dual 28-11 over west virginia iowa state needed a bounce back win on saturday and the cyclones delivered. 10 point win over number 24 texas puts isu back on track. iowa state outscored the longhorns when it mattered most, 16-8
top. oklahoma 1 game back. iowa state in a 3-way tie for 4th at 7-5. the cyclones play at baylor on tuesday. despite losing at indiana the hawkeyes still control their own destiny in the big ten. the hawks are 19 and 5 overall 10 and 2 in the confernece and host minnesota tonight. iowa had a chance to win against the hoosiers, but missed free throws, lack of bench production proved costly in a 7 point loss. with maryland losing on saturday and indiana losing today iowa is once again alone atop the big 10. tipoff for tonights game against
finally tonight, newborns at a hospital in pennsylvania were decked out for valentines day. they were all decked out in red hats and tucked in envelopes created just for them. volunteers from the american heart association knit the hats for all babies born in february--at participating hospitals. the program raises
sunday night on soundoff...what's bugging andy is a crucial part of the sports world that is as foreign to me as mongolian yak's milk. chances are, yo good evening. the unexpected death of u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia is reshaping the 2016 race for the white house. only three supreme court justices have died in office in more than 60 years, and only one has been confirmed during an election year since 1940. some gop presidential hopefuls are questioning president obama's established executive authority to
during this election season. however, the president has already said it will happen but in due time. kelly o'donnell is at the white house tonight and starts us off. >> reporter: today the silent display of respect across washington. but no pause before the clash of politics. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office to a lifetime appointment. [ applause ] >> reporter: an instant power struggle over a successor to justice scalia. >> let me just make one point -- barack obama is president of the united states until january 20th, 2017. >> good evening, everybody -- >> reporter: president obama made clear he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president gets to seat
change would make -- third justice, that change would make the court more liberal. compounding the shock of scalia's sudden passing is the timing. a campaign year. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> reporter: republican candidate ted cruz had been a law clerk for chief justice rehnquist. now as a senator, he intends to block any obama nominee. >> we're advising that a lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> reporter: democrats are already calling out cruz. >> ted cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the halls of congress. let him show me the clause that says the president's only president for three years. >> reporter: with fewer senate votes, democrats may have to take their fight for an obama court pick to the campaign trail, as well. >> i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons that the republicans would deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional
to the supreme court. >> reporter: for some gop candidates and republican senators, their opposition goes beyond the idea of simply voting down anyone the president might choose. they say there should be no confirmation process, no vetting, no hearing, no vote at all. thomas? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house. thank you. and the death of just scalia also raises questions about how the court might decide a number of key cases this term from abortion rights to affirmative action. we get more on scalia's death and its impact from our justice correspondent, pete williams. >> reporter: as in the rest of the nation, justice scalia's death is being mourned in texas where he died saturday at this guest ranch popular with fellow bird hunters of an apparent heart attack. >> he had obviously passed away with no difficulty at all, middle of the night. it was -- that was our first message for the family. >> reporter: a catholic priest from a nearby church was summoned to administer last rites. justice scalia's
court praised a towering intellect. ruth bader ginsburg said, "we were best buddies," adding, "he had a rare talent to make even a sober judge laugh." clarence thomas said, "it is hard to imagine court without my friend. i will miss him baund all measure." the court often divided 5-4 along ideological lines on big cases, justice scalia's death leaves eight justices and the possibility of tie votes 4-4. >> if there's a tie, there's no outcome at the supreme court. the lower court ruling stands. it's as if the supreme court never heard the case. >> reporter: a tie vote would leave rulings intact that block president obama's plan to let five million undocumented migrants stay here. a tie would mean the tough new texas restrictions on abortion would remain, possibly inspiring other states to enact similar laws. a tie would be a boost to the financial strength of unions representing teachers and other public employees. if a democratic president appointed a successor to the conservative scalia,
court the other way to a majority of liberal justices. >> if president obama were able to put another justice on the court, he would cement a leftist majority on the court for the next generation or so. >> reporter: among potential nominees mentioned in legal circles, sri sri srinivasan, indian american, patricia millet on the d.c. court of appeals, and paul wattford from california. the justices will be back on the bench for n a week and will face the prospect of finishing without a full court for the first time in more than 50 years. peter? >> pete williams reporting for us at the supreme court. thank you. the death of scalia and emerging battle over choosing and confirming the next justice, the republican presidential candidates were questioned about a number of other key and divisive issues in their debate last night in south carolina. as gabe gutierrez reports, it was their most combative debate
>> justice antonin scalia -- >> reporter: after a moment of silence for justice scalia came the most contentious gop debate so far. >> they lied. >> just been telling lies -- >> why do you supply. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: the words "liar" or some variation were used at least 22 times. 13 by front-runner donald trump. and yet -- >> didn't call anybody a liar -- >> you called ted cruz a liar. >> reporter: slammed by jeb bush over foreign policy and how to fight isis in syria. >> it is lewdudicrous to suggest that russia could be a partner in this. >> jeb is so wrong. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign. remember that. [ boos ] >> reporter: marco rubio trying to rebound from his last debate came to bush's defense today blaming 9/11 on bill clinton's decision tonnot to take out bin laden. >> it allowed isis to
have the ability to strike america. >> reporter: they clashed over immigration. at one point cruz took wish something rubio had said in a spanish language interview. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: cruz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positions. >> you are the single biggest liar. you probably are worse than jeb bush. are you the single biggest liar. >> donald has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record, he screams, liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: striking a different tone, john kasich. >> i got to tell you, this is just crazy. this is just nuts, okay. [ applause ] >> geez, oh man. >> i think we're fixing to lose the election to hillary clinton if we don't stop this. [ applause ] >> reporter: tonight, there seems to be no stopping trump. >> i think it was probably my best performance. >> reporter: in a state where politics
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record breaking krd this morning. good news, though, a warming trend is coming and quickly. our meteorologist, dylan dreyer, looks at what's in store. dylan? >> good evening, thomas. it is the coldest weather we've seen so far this season. and in fact, the coldest valentine's day on record. it's all thanks to the polar vortex dropping down this cold arctic air from canada. we are going to see things turn the corner as we go into tomorrow. this morning, we broke records in new york city with the temperature of minus 1. the old record in boston was minus 3. we bottomed out at minus 9. albany, 13 below. day off at 37 below zero. monday we'll start to turn the corner. temperatures above freezing in new york. boston, 3. boston should -- boston, 35. then tuesday, temperatures will soar to the mid 50s, about 15 degrees above average for the northeast. pittsburgh should even hit 41 degrees. with this next storm system moving in, while it will start as snow, it will turn over to rain.
the morning on monday. lighter snow showers back through west virginia. we will see a brief period of heavier snow across virginia and washington, d.c. quick one to three inches possible in washington monday morning. then we'll see it turn over to rain as we go into monday night. new york city will also see some light accumulations, about one to two inches. then we'll see things turn over to rain through the afternoon and evening on tuesday here in new york city. thomas? >> thank you very much. when we come back in a moment, a tribute to those who made a perilous journey. how a symbol of their adversity became art. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold, because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well fitting dentures let in food particles. just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out.
injuries. the quake came eight days before the fifth anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed almost 200 people. the plight of migrants and refugees crossing into europe is dramatically illustrated in a new exhibit. some 14,000 orange life jackets worn by the migrants have been wrapped around the pillars of the concert hall in berlin where a raft is also on display. it's the work of a chinese dissident artist. more than 3,700 migrants died last year trying to cross the mediterranean to europe. and on this valentine's day, we have a love story to talk it. it's one for the ages. he's 104. she's his younger wife, just 100. john and ann better of fairfield, connecticut, are said to be the longest married couple in the u.s. 83 years. today through the twitter account of a company that's embraced their story, they offered advice to questions like how do they keep things fresh and new. said ann, "we hang on to one another. just a few little hugs, and we're fine." what a beautiful story.
to them and to all of you. that's going to do it for "nbc nightly news" this sunday. lester holt will be back next sunday. i'm omas roberts from new york. thank you and good night. >> we the jury, find the defendant, guilty! >> reporter: you actually think they read the wrong verdict? >> you feel so alone. >> reporter: it's like a shot in the chest. despair to hope. darkness to light. tonight, a fight for freedom, "in the shadow of justice." what happened to this teenager could happen to any one of our children. everyone should stand up and take notice. at 18, he was arrested for
adamant he was innocent. >> reporter: there was no physical evidence to tie him to the crime? >> i had nothing to do with this. i swear to god! >> reporter: so what could have possibly led to this?! >> you stabbed that woman. >> i stabbed her. >> you stabbed her didn't you? >> why would he confess to something he didn't do? why would he? >> reporter: what really happened during that police interrogation? >> the evidence shows you were there. i can't lie about the evidence. >> reporter: i can't lie to you about this, but the officer is lying about lying! tonight, an extraordinary look inside the interview room. >> you don't talk to me, i can't keep you from the worst! >> i was scared. i was shaking. >> reporter: this is one of the most intense interrogations that i've ever seen. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. how could you confess to a crime you didn't commit? it seems to defy logic and common sense. and yet it does happen.